- Private, Catholic, Montessori
- CINCINNATI, OH
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Sportsgrade A+
Find your fit at The Summit! The Summit is a Catholic, independent, coed, college prep school serving students from 18 months to Grade 12 in a dynamic, caring environment. Niche has rated Summit the #1 Catholic High School in Ohio for the past FIVE years (2019-23).
Our rigorous program develops intellectual and cultural competence using instructional best practices that emphasize creative problem solving, character-based leadership, global awareness and ethics. Recent graduates now attend top colleges and universities across the US, including Princeton, Stanford and the United States Naval Academy.
Our specialists in literacy, math, science and social-emotional wellness support highly trained classroom teachers. In a culture of extraordinary care and small class sizes, each child is known, their God-given talents are valued and relationships flourish.
The Summit offers athletics from K-12 with a no-cut policy that allows every student to enjoy playing time.
The Summit Country Day School Rankings
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Educating Leaders of Character
Tailored for children of all ages, Summit's Leaders of Character program is a comprehensive and scaffolded effort to focus on three actions (“domains”) that contribute to personal development: Serves God, Builds Community and Grows Self. The Leaders of Character framework was introduced in 2021 and is embedded throughout the school where character attributes are taught, modeled and practiced.
Culture & Safety
- Fall Festival, Homecoming, Lessons & Carols20%
- Sports games different cheers16%
- Spirit Week12%
- Mass in Chapel10%
- Admissions Events8%
- Offers Full WeekYes
- Offers Part WeekYes
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayYes
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Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade B
The Summit Country Day School Reviews
My negatives for the Summit are:
- Academic quality was overrated
- The school allowed an extremely toxic student body to develop
- Students are extremely restricted on social activities (winter formal dance was stopped because "too many people were dancing", student body had to sign an apology card to a football opponent because we chanted "SCD! SCD!" while in a huge lead)
- No-cut policy allows non-athletically inclined students to participate
- Admin is very open to new clubs and ideas
The Summit is forward thinking in developing their curriculum, ensuring the students have a solid foundation with the skills they need to succeed outside the classroom. The addition of new technology and focus on teacher training provides students with a contemporary education while providing a traditional, student-focused foundation. Because of the low teacher to student ratio, each student has the opportunity to know their teachers.
He will soon complete his first year (final from the Lower School). He has a team of teachers and teaching specialists (reading and math) who genuinely care for him and his success.
He's made amazing friends who have fantastic parents. He's engaged in sports, boy scouts, and even...HOMEWORK! The Summit encourages parents to be involved through participation in coaching, and curriculum activities.
The culture at the school is warm - I love seeing the little kids wave at the upper school kids and those high-schoolers wave back! At all ages, students have an etiquette about them that is admirable and upstanding. Whenever we're around town, people compliment my child's considerate manner. When they ask me which school he goes to - they are never surprised that it's Summit.